School of Engineering & Applied Science

Healing Touch: the Key to Regenerating Bodies

February 16, 2010
Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for research on cellular regeneration.
Article Source: New Scientist

Victims of Electrosensitivity Syndrome Say EMFs Cause Symptoms

February 15, 2010
Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says electrosensitivity syndrome is a largely unfounded phenomenon.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

SEPTA Moving to Drop Rail-Line Initials

February 12, 2010
Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on SEPTA’s plan to re-brand rail signage.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Material Scientists Turn Light Into Electrical Current Using a Golden Nanoscale System

PHILADELPHIA –- Material scientists at the Nano/Bio Interface Center of the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated the transduction of optical radiation to electrical current in a molecular circuit. The system, an array of nano-sized molecules of gold, respond to electromagnetic waves by creating surface plasmons that induce and project electrical current across molecules, similar to that of photovoltaic solar cells.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins Consortium to Speed Access to Affordable Medicines in the Developing World

PHILADELPHIA -- A consortium of leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, and organizations along with the Association of University Technology Managers has announced its endorsement of a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies” in the developing world.

Making a Sustainability Perspective Second Nature in Education

February 10, 2010
The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s outreach work is cited.
Article Source: Fast Company

Solar-Powered Circuits Charge by Sunlight in Real-Time

February 5, 2010
Dawn Bonnell and fellow researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Nano-Bio Interface Center pioneer a solar-powered microchip.
Article Source: Popular Mechanics

New Circuit Lets Devices Use Sunshine for Recharge

February 5, 2010
Dawn Bonnell and fellow researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Nano-Bio Interface Center invent the first sun-powered microchip.
Article Source: Times of India

The World's First Photovoltaic Circuit That Powers Itself

February 4, 2010
Dawn Bonnell and fellow researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Nano-Bio Interface Center are credited with developing the self-powered photovoltaic circuit.
Article Source: Popular Science

World's First Light-Powered Circuit Created

February 3, 2010
Dawn Bonnell and fellow researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Nano-Bio Interface Center comment on their creation of the first light-powered circuit.
Article Source: Discovery News